Download 2022 header announcement September 2021
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A Day To Remember, Code Orange, Mastodon and more for Download Festival 2022

Download Festival have announced A Day To Remember, Code Orange, Mastodon and a further 17 bands for 2022, plus day splits!

Next year’s Download Festival has just gotten a whoooooole lot bigger with 20 new bands announced for the line-up.

Joining already-announced headliners KISS, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro, plus the likes of Korn and Megadeth, are (in alphabetical order): A Day To Remember, Baroness, Black Veil Brides, Bury Tomorrow, Cassyette, Code Orange, Creeper, Death Blooms, Dragged Under, Gender Roles, Ice Nine Kills, Malevolence, Mastodon, Meet Me @ The Altar, MYLES KENNEDY & Company, Myles Kennedy (Acoustic), Normandie, Obituary, Shinedown, THICK and Volbeat.

Read this: The Download Pilot was an event we’ll never forget. But has it saved our summer?

Plus, the festival has also just announced day splits, so you can start planning your weekend now! 

Download Festival will take place at Donington Park on June 1012, 2022. Check out the new, updated poster below:

Download Festival 2022 updated line up September 2021

Like everyone, we were all hugely disappointed when the global pandemic forced the cancellation of Download 2020 which would have been Maiden’s seventh time headlining here,” Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson previously stated. So we are delighted to be invited back and fulfil our ambition of playing Donington Park in every decade since the 1980s!

As most people know, this festival is hallowed ground for us – and Eddie! – and our fans’ vocal support and enthusiasm is always phenomenal and much appreciated. We can’t wait to see everyone again, and are determined to make the show one hell of a party and the greatest homecoming ever!”

I’ve said it before, Download Festival audiences are the best,” added KISS’ Gene Simmons. They are up for whatever is thrown at them. KISS is going to come fully prepared to rock their world in 2022 to say thank you for always showing up for us.”

Download will be the culmination of 47 years of unapologetic bombast and spectacle,” announced Paul Stanley. We will make this a fitting farewell to a country and its people whose music remains the blood in our veins.”

Read this: A Day To Remember: Jeremy McKinnon’s track-by-track guide to You’re Welcome

Posted on September 2nd 2021, 10:00a.m.
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